Yep, we got ’em (if you were waiting on them). PEAK Sports sent the WearTesters team various sizes of the DH2 for review, and if you have completely ignored our previous posts on the shoe (here, here, or here) then here ya go.
The shoe is listed as a mid, but from try on it fits more like a low. The Achilles is cut a little higher to give a more secure fit in that area but the interior lining and padding don’t rub or irritate (unlike the relatives that stayed over too long on Thanksgiving, unless that was you). The outer padding is covered with neoprene and feels like a McDavid knee pad.
The midfoot is synthetic patent leather on the medial side (a really nice touch) while the rest of the shoe is covered with PEAKSurface and fuse. PEAKSurface was first used in the DH1 and was a stiffer woven material, almost like the first generation Hyperfuse. Not bad, especially for a big-man shoe, but the DH1 didn’t really ever break in to form-fitting softness. Welcome to PEAKSurface version 2. The more open fuse overlay has the DH2 feeling soft and flexible in the mid and forefoot, at least so far.
Cushioning is the same as the DH1, Cushion-3 in the heel and forefoot, with a window to the soul under the heel.
Sizing, well, here we go: the size 12 shown here fits like a US 11. The toebox is a little wide and roomy, unlike the TP IV, but the heel and midfoot are super locked in.
The full performance review is on the way, soon, so enjoy these up close real pics while you wait. As always, drop knowledge below, or ask questions and let us do the dropping.
The DH2 is available now on hibasketballshoes.net in multiple colors for $99.99, but if you use the promo code HDFF you get $5.00 off and free 7-15 day shipping. Not a bad deal at all.
Images via Duke4005